Thanks to everyone for your compliments.
And for those who are afraid to let go of the color, either because they don't want to 'look old' or because of the texture of their greys - I always say to do what makes you happy.
But for me it was the best thing ever. "Living with more authenticity" is a great way to put it. It just makes me happier to be me just as I am.

Sorry for the sidetrack.
--I'm located in Western PA.
--I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
--My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
--My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
--My CG and grey hair progress --